The North Carolina Department of Transportation held a public meeting to present their 10 year state transportation plan.
(From NCDOT handout)
The 2016 – 2025 Draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) provides the schedule of projects proposed for full or partial funding across the state over the next 10 years. It is one of our most comprehensive programs ever, including 1,073 projects across all transportation modes and all 100 counties.
Below are the key statewide and regional projects:
- Completing the Fayetteville Outer Loop to connect Fort Bragg to the strategic I-95 corridor and enhance mobility options for our military.
- Expanding US. 321 between Lenoir and Hickory, which will improve this key regional corridor and better connect the northwester part of our state to Charlotte and I-85.
- Improving I-85 in Gaston County and removing the two-lane bottleneck in southern Rowan County, which will enhance this important route for commuters to Charlotte, as well as help move goods more efficiently to and from Charlotte and the Greenville-Spartanburg area.
- Expanding N.C. 211 to the coastal towns of Southport and Oak Island and improving their connection to the U.S. 17 corridor, which will help relieve congestion during the busy tourist season and improve an important evacuation route.